With These Tips, Your Gold Jewellry Are Bound To Always Look New

how to care for gold jewellry

how to care for gold jewellry

Your gold jewellry do not have to look unkempt or old. There are ways to take care of your gems and below are some ways.

1. How to Clean

In a large bowl, mix some dish wash and  warm water. Soak jewelry for 3 hours, then gently scrub with a soft, clean toothbrush.

Rinse in hot water. Dry thoroughly with a microfiber cloth, then polish with a jewelry cloth or soft fabric. Repeat as often as needed.

2. How to Maintain

Ideally, you should take gold pieces to a jeweler annually to have them checked for loose parts. And while you’re at the jeweler’s place, get them steamed and buffed until they’re very shiny.

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3. How to Store

Your jewelry should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night.

That way, your necklace won’t get sprayed with perfume and your earrings won’t get caught in your clothes. To prevent scratches and tangles, separate pieces on velvet-lined trays, in boxes with compartments, or in small zippered plastic bags.

4. Common Problems and solutions

1. A knotted chain: First, undo the clasp. Next, put olive oil on the knot and lay the chain on a flat surface. Using two pins, set to work untangling the knot. Then clean the chain using the method above.

2. A broken chain: Take it to a professional, who will solder the pieces together and add more gold as necessary. The price depends on the complexity.

3. Scratches: Cleaning and polishing with a jewelry cloth will minimize the appearance of scratches. To remove a deep mark, seek out a professional.